This old photo was one which I took as a youngster over 50 years ago when the Railway line ran through the main street of Hamilton.
The lines can be seen in the road, and the railway warning signals, and this picture is looking across the lines towards the south of Victoria Street. Ward Street runs off to the right just behind the white van. The Railway Bridge over the Waikato River is to the left of the picture out of frame.
The railway lines now run underneath the road so as not to hinder traffic flow.